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Harry Packer Mansion Inn

3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   19 Packer Ave., PO Box 458, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
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Ranked #2 of 18 Jim Thorpe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
barb z Allentown, Pennsylvania
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mansion was nice. Murder mystery was not worth the money though. Sat in a big circle and felt we were just told a story. Friday night went really late and I could hardly keep my eyes open to pay attention! Was very hard to follow at the end and felt we hardly participated. Got handed a script which was even... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

My Valentines Day surprise was postponed to July 14th. No longer a surprise, this mansion and the quaint village of Jim Thorpe met my wife's expectations and more. The mansion and our room were rich in authentic Victorian decor and our hosts Pat and Robert Handwerks were the best. The breakfast menu was broad and delicious. Local dining, especially Moya,... More

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Browns Mills, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We go through life meeting many people. If we are lucky we get to experience some very special people. Bob, Pat and Kristen are such people. See, Bob, Pat and Kristen have a special gift. They have the ability to transport you back in time. You will become a member of the Packer dynasty.. Some of which lived within the... More

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Harrypacker, Owner at Harry Packer Mansion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words, we do love what we do and we are so happy when we care share that with lovely people! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Just got home from a wonderful murder mystery weekend at the Harry Packer mansion. Imagine my surprise when I realized it was also Ruffman Manor. Turns out the owner and his family appeared in the inn on an episode of my daughters favorite PBS show, Fetch with Ruff Ruffman. A fun surprise and the murder mystery was super fun too.

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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had a wonderful experience at the Harry Packer Mansion for my baby shower. It was an absolutely beautiful occasion. Taylor and family did an amazing job making sure everything was wonderful. We were looking for a more traditional home shower feel... which is what we got but so much more! The veranda was beautiful and most people flocked there.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Everything was excellent. The staff was very nice and knowledgeable about the history of the whole town. The food was really good. I didnt want to get up in the morning the beds where so comfortable. Had a great time with the murder myself.

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Northern New Jersey
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Harry Packer Mansion for our anniversary weekend and to attend the Murder Mystery. I've wanted to attend a murder mystery for quite some time and didn't know what to expect. It was a beautiful weekend and we arrived mid-day Friday to check out the town a bit before checking in. We were originally... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My wife surprised me with a birthday gift weekend at the Harry Packer Mansion. I wasn't sure what to expect since I had never participated in a murder mystery and I had a blast. Bob was hilarious and had me laughing almost the entire weekend. The other guests participating on our weekend were also very funny and were obviously having... More

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My wife found the mansion sort of out of the blue, and booked it for a weekend. A two night minimum was required, so we decided to stay Saturday and Sunday night. The mystery event goes from Friday to Saturday, so we were slightly out of sync with most of the guests. First, the property is amazing, and if you... More

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Ronkonkoma, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Went with my husband for our anniversary and we had a blast! The staff is amazing! Beautiful rooms and quiet atmosphere. The murder mystery weekend keeps you guessing the whole time I was the murderer and didn't even realize it till the end. Totally awesome time and the food was great. We will definitely be going back.

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Address: 19 Packer Ave., PO Box 458, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Pocono Mountains Region > Jim Thorpe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Harry Packer Mansion Inn 3.5*
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Built as a wedding present in 1874, the Harry Packer Mansion now serves as a luxury inn within the Mauch Chunk Historic district of Jim Thorpe, PA, just 1 1/2 hours from Philadelphia and NYC.The Mansion was used by Disney as a model for the Haunted Mansion so it is only fitting that it is known for its award-winning Murder Mystery Weekends. Voted the best Murder Mystery weekend by the Book of Lists and recently the best on the East Coast by NPR. Come for the murder weekend, visit during the week for a quieter experience, stop by and enjoy a glass of wine on the veranda or take a tour through the mansion. ... more   less 
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